Table of contents:
- # 20 Ravioleria Sarpi - Via Paolo Sarpi, 27
- # 19 The Bagel Factory - Piazza XXIV Maggio, 1/8
- # 18 Nun - Taste of middle East - Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 36
- # 16 Bab - Via S. Marco, 34
- # 15 Tramè - Piazza S. Simpliciano, 7
- # 14 Antica Focacceria San Francesco - Via S. Paolo, 15
- # 13 Mariù - Viale Sabotino, 9
- # 12 Mamastreat - Corso di Porta Ticinese, 77
- # 11 Princi - Piazza XXV Aprile, 5
- # 10 Popular butcher with kitchen - Piazza XXIV Maggio, 105
- # 9 Corey's Soul Kitchen - Via Paolo Sarpi, 53
- # 8 Zibo Itinerant Cooks
- # 7 Luini - Via Santa Radegonda, 16
- # 6 Giannasi since 1967 - Piazza Bruno Buozzi
- # 5 Sciatt à porter - Viale Monte Grappa, 18
- # 4 Fish - Via Alessandro Volta, 9
- # 3 At the Market Burger Bar - Via Sant’Eufemia, 16
- # 2 All fried - Corso di Porta Ticinese, 18
- # 1 Street eaters - Via Lorenteggio, 269
2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
With our partner Foodora, the efficient service for home delivery of gourmet dishes in half an hour, today we enter the world of street food from Milan to lick your fingers.
Once upon a time there was the street food Italian-speaking, made of flavors of our home, naked and raw. Then things got mixed up, low cost flights scattered us around the world, foreign communities became fleshed out in the metropolises, the era of glocal food began.
And the world of street food has wonderfully adapted to these new contaminations, filling our cities with flavors that are sometimes "alien", others that have now entered our imagination.
Rome has been revitalized, so today those who want to oppose an argument to the braggart who are never satisfied with writing "Rome is the Italian city where the food is worse" immediately unleashes the new wave on the street.
In Europe, one of the temples of glocal street food is for sure Berlin. In the city, exaggerating a bit, it is said that there is nothing more Berliner than good and healthy Indian food?
If you want to learn more about European culinary realities, take a look at the new video of the Foodoracle web series, where the stories of 11 excellent restaurants are told through an interview with the chef, Chutnify, synonymous with South Indian street food, seems to have entered the gourmet heart of Berliners.
And how is Milan doing? Between Italian classics and exotic brackets, it is not as if nothing is missing in the Lombard capital, but it is a bourgeois street food, often not cooked or sold (and eaten) on the street.
Nonetheless, with the help of friends, colleagues, and the usual palates without raised little fingers, we have prepared a ranking of street food in the Milanese version.
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# 20 Ravioleria Sarpi - Via Paolo Sarpi, 27
Milan and Beijing meet for the city's first take-away ravioli shop. In the Milanese Chinatown you can choose whether to queue and then taste them while walking, or take them home and cook.
The pasta is firm, the filling is seasonal (with cabbage or leeks), only the vegetarian version is missing (when I was there there were beef and pork).
# 19 The Bagel Factory - Piazza XXIV Maggio, 1/8
A New York parenthesis in Milan, The Bagel Factory is the temple of naturally leavened bagels.
You can choose the type of bread (smooth, with sesame, with poppy seeds, with oats …) and then customize the filling with cream cheese, chicken, turkey. There is also the version with pastrami, the one that most of all will give you the impression of being in the Big Apple.
# 18 Nun - Taste of middle East - Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 36
Take the kebab and forget the flattened western-style doner. This place focuses on the true flavors of the East, bringing kebab back to its origins.
Falafel to scream, baba ganush (eggplant salad) as God commands, truly Arabic Arabic bread. In short, returning to the origins in a contemporary version.
# 17 Durini sandwiches - Corso Magenta, 31
The colonization of the hamburger has made its victims, and if in many cases our dear and old sandwiches have given way to American fashion, others have been able to distinguish themselves by quality.
Panini Durini offers a very reactionary selection of the old sandwich, but in a greedy version: raw Parma ham aged 24 months, sweet gorgonzola cream, songino and orange peel (to name just one).
# 16 Bab - Via S. Marco, 34
If you manage to grab even one of Bab's few stools, you can relax and have a Korean street experience that will make you come back.
The Kimbàbs are many, different, all well-kept and very good. The noodles deserve too: if you can't find a place, take everything home and pretend you've made a trip to Seoul.
# 15 Tramè - Piazza S. Simpliciano, 7
Once upon a time there was Turin and those wonderful sandwiches called tramezzini: nothing to do with the same term that they used in Milan until a few years ago to serve us similar to moist and senseless toast.
Now the real sandwich has also arrived in the Lombard capital: ingredients chosen and mixed with imagination, the only contraindication will never be enough.
# 14 Antica Focacceria San Francesco - Via S. Paolo, 15
The Milanese branch of the historic Palermo focaccia offers authentic Sicilian moments.
The spleen sandwich in the married version, for example, is a small masterpiece of island tradition, one that takes you back to the sun and holidays in an instant. The panelle are also not bad.
# 13 Mariù - Viale Sabotino, 9
People come for a kebab of modern times: the same massive filling, careful choice of raw materials, rich flavors and a side dish of your choice between chips and battered vegetables.
In short, the new version of the kebab, here in a somewhat gourmet Milanese version, convinces and dirties hands and chins exactly like the original.
# 12 Mamastreat - Corso di Porta Ticinese, 77
Mexican and Argentine food in a street version: burritos and tacos in new versions with high papillary enjoyment.
You can choose the lucullian fillings from carnitas, sausage, chili, chicken, and vegetarian. And some nachos as a side dish are not taken away by anyone (as long as you make it).
# 11 Princi - Piazza XXV Aprile, 5
When I was young it was my nighttime snack. Now that I put on my pajamas much earlier than in the past, I still find Princi's focaccia a delight.
Greasy at the right point, soft and crunchy, a marvel. The version with mortadella is perhaps now out of fashion, but it continues to be a great snack.
# 10 Popular butcher with kitchen - Piazza XXIV Maggio, 105
Vegetarians stay away. Neo ethical carnivores welcome: here the meat is all organic and from real pasture, but what matters most is that the proposed stret food does not lose even a pinch of its charm and its "macho" flavor.
It's hard to find something you don't deserve: from hamburgers to hot dogs, from coda to pastrami, from liver Venetian to tongue and green sauce sandwich.
# 9 Corey's Soul Kitchen - Via Paolo Sarpi, 53
Chicken, chicken, more chicken. For the diehards of every edible part of the bird, and also for those who have them in their hearts in the United States, here is the most interesting street chicken food in the city.
Chunks, wings, fried chicken (the really crunchy one), and then the BBQ beans and potato salad.
# 8 Zibo Itinerant Cooks
Street in the true sense, namely the mobile one.
This van always carries different things around Milan, but if you happen to see it on the horizon, don't miss its ravioli: homemade, with lots of eggs in the dough, and with rich and loaded fillings that will captivate you.
# 7 Luini - Via Santa Radegonda, 16
Perhaps over time Luini's panzarotto has lost a few points. Or maybe it's just me who, since I went to university and fed there three times a week, I have different expectations and a few more needs.
However, they remain part of the history of Milanese street food: is Luini's panzarotto already the stage of some gastro-tour of the city? I bet yes.
# 6 Giannasi since 1967 - Piazza Bruno Buozzi
Also in this case history is written. Giannasi is there where you have seen him since time immemorial and his roast chicken is still the same marvel of years ago.
Luscious, never stringy, with that crunchy skin that makes you go crazy. Giannasi forevah.
# 5 Sciatt à porter - Viale Monte Grappa, 18
Perfection sometimes takes unexpected forms. Such as those of the chat, small delicious morsels of cheese in buckwheat batter: here they are made without smudging: tasty, rich, enveloping.
The only contraindication is to lose your palate: watch out for the temperature, your safety is at stake.
# 4 Fish - Via Alessandro Volta, 9
Maybe it's not really street, but it's not a real restaurant either. The fact remains that here you choose what type of fish you want to eat, how much, and then also how to cook it.
Time a few minutes and you will have it on your plate: the fried food is done well, it is digested without suffering and causes instant pleasure.
# 3 At the Market Burger Bar - Via Sant’Eufemia, 16
Chicarrones and Hamburger. And this would already be enough. THE
nvece "those of the market" increase the dose with a sandwich with meatballs in sauce and parsley salad, and then they also put a baguette with fried livers. Ah, I forgot: coriander present. In short, the place where the politically correct of bland flavors goes to be blessed.
# 2 All fried - Corso di Porta Ticinese, 18
Is there a man on the face of the earth whose good gastronomic intentions do not succumb to the fry festival?
I don't know one: this is why Tutti Fritti is always open (until 2 am), it fries a bit of everything (friggitelli, prawns, caciotta) and has 4 different types of batters. Look for what you like best: you will find it.
# 1 Street eaters - Via Lorenteggio, 269
(Almost) everything that has been mentioned so far is found in Mangiari di strada, which justifies the plural of the name.
From the lampredotto sandwich to the bowler hats, here you are definitely on the safe side: a street food festival done well in one place. What do you still want?